Vehicle Emissions And Inspection

In order for you to register your vehicle in most areas of California, it will have to pass a state vehicle emissions test. The fuel combustion process that makes your vehicle run produces gases and other pollutants that are harmful to the environment. Your vehicle's catalytic converter transforms most of these gases into less dangerous ones that aren't as damaging to the environment, but many harmful fumes are still emitted into the air, including:

       Carbon dioxide

       Carbon monoxide



       Nitrogen oxides


       Sulfur dioxide

Horsman’s provides a comprehensive vehicle emissions inspection using state-of-the-art equipment and tools to ensure that your vehicle passes California’s emissions test with flying colors.

How Often Do I Need an Emissions Inspection?

In California, you are required to take your car in for state vehicle emissions testing every two years for most makes and models more than five years old. Visit the California DMV website to learn whether or not your vehicle needs to be tested. It is a good idea to have your car inspected by a certified smog automotive technician at least once a year to ensure optimum fuel efficiency and to save yourself the considerable time, money and hassle a failed emissions test will cost you.